The Quesnel Business Support Team includes representation from the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo, Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce, Quesnel Downtown Association, West Quesnel Business Association, and South Quesnel Business Association. This group has come together on many initiatives in the past, and are currently working together to support local businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Quesnel Business Support Team currently has two initiatives underway:
In partnership with Community Futures North Cariboo, the City of Quesnel launched the Business Support Hotline on April 8, 2020. Any local business impacted by Covid-19 is encouraged to call for assistance with navigating the various supports for business offered by the federal and provincial government, trade associations, BC Hydro, FortisBC and others. The hotline was made possible with support from the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce, Quesnel Downtown Association and West Quesnel Business Association.
The hotline team made over 750 calls to locally owned businesses during April and May, and assisted businesses in accessing approximately $3.8 million in Covid-19 funding support.
Businesses continuing to require assistance should call Community Futures North Cariboo at 250-992-2322.
For more information and up to date useful links, visit Community Futures North Cariboo.
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The Business Support Team will be encouraging all of us to do a little (or a lot) more to support our local business community over the coming year. We'll have giveaways and contests over the coming months, so keep an eye on the Love Quesnel Facebook page for the chance to win! You'll also see some great local businesses featured, and we'll be challenging you to share the love with your favourite businesses #InQuesnel!